Believing in God can help treat depression

The power of prayer: Believing in God can help treat depressionNew research has found that people who believe in a higher power respond better to psychiatric treatmentBenefit is not confined to a specific religion By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:23 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 26 April 2013 A strong faith in a higher power has been shown to improve mental health Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.

Schools are denying girls life-saving cervical cancer jab because of religious objections

Schools are denying girls life-saving cervical cancer jab because of religious objectionsWards off sexually transmitted human papilloma virusRoutinely given to 12 and 13-year-old girls since 2008 Jab could save 75 per cent of the 1,000 lives lost each year to cervical cancer | UPDATED: 06:57 GMT, 18 July 2012 Many girls are not being given a potentially life-saving cervical cancer jab because of religious objections by schools.

Experts on ethics back creation of babies with three parents saying it is "amazing opportunity" for families blighted by incurable diseases

Three-person IVF is 'amazing opportunity' for families blighted by incurable diseases, say ethics expertsCritics caution against opening a 'Pandora's box' which could lead to a trend towards 'designer babies' | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 13 June 2012 The creation of babies with three genetic parents would be an ‘amazing opportunity’ for families whose lives have been blighted by incurable diseases, say an eminent group of experts on ethics in science.

Abortion doctors will be in short supply

Abortion doctors could soon be in short supply as trainees put off by protests and political 'witch-hunt', providers warn The British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Marie Stopes both have contracts to provide terminations on the NHSBoth organisations have warned it is already difficult to recruit necessary doctors By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 08:18 GMT, 2 April 2012 | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 2 April 2012 New doctors will be put off from providing abortion services after recent pro-life protests at clinics around the UK, medical providers have warned.